Elwood Lester Moses

14 May 1894–21 September 1953 (Age 59)
Lyndhurst, Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elwood Lester

When Elwood Lester Moses was born on 14 May 1894, in Lyndhurst, Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Newton Moses, was 29 and his mother, Pauline Lee Wine, was 28. He married Mamie E Gibson on 27 December 1921, in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States. He lived in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1935 and South River Magisterial District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 21 September 1953, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Virginia, United States.

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Elwood Lester Moses
Mamie E Gibson
Marriage: 27 December 1921

Spouse and Children

27 December 1921
Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Newton Moses


    Pauline Lee Wine




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 5

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Jewish; also Welsh and English: from the Biblical name borne by the Israelite leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt, as related in the Book of Exodus. The Hebrew form of the name, Moshe, is probably of Egyptian origin, from a short form of any of various ancient Egyptian personal names, such as Rameses and Tutmosis, meaning ‘conceived by (a certain god)’. However, very early in its history it acquired a folk etymology, being taken as a derivative of the Hebrew root verb mšh ‘draw (something from the water)’, and was associated with a story of the infant Moses being discovered among the bullrushes by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2: 1–10). Moses is the usual English spelling. As a Welsh family name, it was adopted among Dissenter families in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a North American family name, it has absorbed forms of the name from other languages, for example Moise and Moshe.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elwood L Moses, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elwood Moses in household of Chas Moses, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elwood Moses in household of Charles Moses, "United States Census, 1910"

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